Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Unusual Bookmarks

An article from AbeBooks has some great examples of things that have been found in books, including:
  • Forty $1,000 bills
  • Piece of bacon
  • Credit cards
  • Valuable baseball cards
  • A diamond ring
Moral of the story: Be careful what you use as a bookmark. And if you find yourself the lucky recipient of a bunch of old books, it may be worth your while to go through them before donating them.

1 comment:

NickLuft said...

I collect bookmarks I find in old books, and try to make up stories about why the book and the bookmark came to be there. Why the reader never finished the book, sometimes the bookmark is a travel ticket, with a date and place on it.

Here is the link to my page.


I would be interested to know if anyone else collects such ephemera or is interested in such things.

Am I the only one?